Eco-Friendly, How To

Super Easy Homemade Bissell Crosswave Floor Solution


I use the Bissell Crosswave to clean my hardwood floors at home about one to two times a week. With have three 2-year-olds and two large dogs, the floor needs a lot of cleaning. The Bissell Crosswave is amazing because it mops and vacuums at the same time; saving me a step.

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This solution saves me money on the Bissell brand cleaner and keeps our hardwood floors clean. It’s also much “greener” than the Bissell brand solution. Looking closely, you can see the clean side of my floor on the right, and the yet-to-be-cleaned side on the left.


The solution is simple. You’ll need 1/4 cup of vinegar, 1/2 tablespoon of castile soap (I prefer Dr. Bronners), and 1/8 cup of baking soda. I run a bit of hot water and then mix this solution together. This eliminates the baking soda and vinegar reaction. I pour this mix into the solution container on the Crosswave and then finish filling with hot water to the large area line. You’re ready to clean! This is enough to clean the entire first floor of my 2,400 square foot home. If your house is larger, you may need to mix more solution during your cleaning.

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Disclaimer: This is the opinion of Mom. Wife. Life. This is not medical advice. Use this solution at your own will. Mom. Wife. Life. is not responsible for any damages associated with using this solution. Read your Bissell manual and know the floors of your home and what you can use on them.


Toddler Approved Green Smoothie Recipe

title image Toddler Approved Green Smoothie Recipe

As a mama of toddlers, I’m always trying to find ways to ensure the kids get well-rounded nutrition. Toddlers can be so picky about food as they learn colors and tastes. I wanted something that my kids would think was fun and tasted good, but would also provide some quality nutrition for them.

I scoured Pinterest for smoothie recipes and tried a few different ones with them. The recipes I found contained mostly dairy and fruit. These were delicious but they were the lacking veggies that I was struggling to get the kids to eat. I looked more and listened to a podcast from Wellness Mama on Simple Green Smoothies. After listening to the podcast I decided that was the direction to go! Continue reading “Toddler Approved Green Smoothie Recipe”

Stay At Home Mom (SAHM), Work at Home Mom (WAHM)

A Day in the Life of a Work At Home Mama

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Are you ever curious what a day in the life of a work at home mom looks like? Ever wonder how they make it work? What they do for a living? About a year ago I made a time lapse of what a day looks like here and I think it’s time again for a similar post. The kids have changed so much in the last year so it’s only appropriate to take a peek at our day again. Let’s take a little journey on a day in the life of this work at home mom (WAHM)! Continue reading “A Day in the Life of a Work At Home Mama”